25 Nov 2019

Changes to the Atypical Working Scheme for Locum Doctors

Changes announced to support the recruitment and retention of non-EEA locum doctors

19 Nov 2019

Launch of Refugee Community Sponsorship Ireland

This programme gives the opportunity to private citizens and community-based to directly support a refugee family

14 Nov 2019

Court of Appeal overturns Irish citizenship ruling

Ruling that people cannot leave Ireland at all in the year preceding their citizenship application is overturned

24 Oct 2019

Public consultation on hate speech launched

Public’s views sought to inform an update of Ireland’s criminal law on hate speech and hate crime.

02 Oct 2019

Almost 150,000 first-time asylum applicants in the EU-28 in Q2 2019

First-time asylum applicants decreased by 5 % in Q2 2019 compared with Q1 2019

01 Oct 2019

Immigration in Ireland in 2018

142,942 non-EEA nationals were living in Ireland in 2018

28 Aug 2019

CSO estimates show net inward migration for Ireland was 33,700 in year to April 2019

Non EU-nationals accounted for 30,600 of total immigrants and 11,200 of total emigrants

26 Aug 2019

Update: New immigration registration renewal system for 3rd level students

Available to Dublin students initially

20 Aug 2019

New Preclearance process introduced for Non-EEA de facto partners of Irish citizens to live and work in Ireland

Applicants can apply from overseas and, if granted, can work in Ireland without delay

04 Jul 2019

Outcome of European Council meeting and European Parliament session (July 2019)

Conclusions of European Council meeting and European Parliament session, July 2019

01 Jul 2019

Progress report on Migrant Integration Strategy and a new Anti-Racism Committee announced

Progress Report on Migrant Integration Strategy

01 Jul 2019

Generally low levels of residential segregation of migrants in Ireland

New ESRI research: Diverse neighbourhoods: an analysis of the residential distribution of immigrants in Ireland

01 Jul 2019

Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration launches research examining migrant integration in Ireland

ESRI report on Diverse neighbourhoods and EMN Ireland report on Labour Market Integration of non-EU nationals

26 Jun 2019

Migrant integration: policy and place

Launch of two new integration reports on Diverse neighbourhoods: an analysis of the residential distribution of immigrants in Ireland and Policy and practice targeting the labour market integration of non-EU nationals in Ireland.

19 Jun 2019

Collective efforts needed to help non-EU migrants access employment in Ireland

New EMN Ireland report on Policy and practice targeting the labour market integration of non-EU nationals in Ireland

06 Jun 2019

New trends in legislation, policies and practise across the EU on Migration and Asylum

Annual Report on Migration and Asylum provides an overview of trends and developments in legislation, policies and practice on migration and asylum issues across the EU

20 May 2019

New EMN Ireland report Attracting and retaining international higher education students: Ireland

The number of international degree students coming to Ireland reaches a new high

30 Apr 2019

EU Member States granted protection status to 333,440 persons in 2018

The EU Member States also received 24,815 resettled refugees

17 Apr 2019

Department of Justice and Equality announce funding for migrant integration and gender projects

Open call for proposals for projects under European Funding

15 Apr 2019

Abolition of adult re-entry visa system

Department of Justice and Equality has announced the abolition of Ireland’s re-entry visa system with effect from 13 May 2019

15 Mar 2019

Eurostat figures show 580,845 first-time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the EU-28 in 2018

Ireland received 3,655 asylum applications in 2018, an increase of 26% compared to in 2017

07 Mar 2019

EU Member States granted citizenship to over 800 thousand persons in 2017

8,195 persons were granted Irish citizenship in 2017

07 Mar 2019

Change to immigration arrangements for spouses and partners of Critical Skills Employment Permit holders

New arrangements for non-EEA spouses and partners of CSEP holders to access labour market

07 Mar 2019

Launch of a new pilot Community Sponsorship Ireland initiative for refugee families

Private citizens and community-based organisations are invited to welcome refugee families into their community